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“To be leaders, we need to play like we did today”
“To be leaders, we need to play like we did today”

Emery was satisfied with Villarreal’s display against Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Unai Emery spoke to the media after Villarreal’s 2-1 win over Hapoel Be’er Sheva. The Yellows head coach applauded his team’s effort and praised the Submarine’s performance in Israel: “We put in a very serious performance. We found the victory by playing in different ways, with a great offensive-defensive balance and with the participation of many players. I am very satisfied. To be leaders in Europe, we have to play matches like this.”

Despite the win against the Israelis, Emery praised their opponents’ approach: “Europe is always very difficult. The Conference League is difficult. Today we were playing against a team that had a full stadium and the encouragement of their fans. They proved to be a very hard-working team and they put in a great physical display.”

Emery also took the opportunity to praise Álex Baena’s great performance at the Turner Stadium: “He’s a very intelligent and dedicated player. A great example for the younger players. He’s finding his place in the team with great performances.”